ADA gets behind bill granting PPE tax credits

The American Dental Association voiced support for a new bill that would allot a tax credit of up to $25,000 to dental practices for infection control expenses in a June 24 letter it wrote to the representatives who introduced the legislation.

If passed, the Small Business Personal Protective Equipment Tax Credit Act would grant small businesses, including dental practices, up to $25,000 for personal protective equipment, infection control equipment installation, and cleaning products and tools.

"The cost of these health and safety efforts are having a considerable economic impact on their businesses," the ADA wrote. "In addition, many dental benefit plans do not currently reimburse dentists for the use of enhanced personal protective equipment."

The ADA also expressed that such credits would enable dental practices to stay open, retain staff and rehire employees who may have been furloughed or laid off during the pandemic.

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